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Kent scouting far and wide for exciting new young talent

Tuesday 12th January 2010

Kent County Cricket Club has today completed the signing of seam bowler Dominic Webb (pictured). The 17 year-old joins from Wiltshire Cricket Club and will be a part of the Kent Academy for the 2010 senior programme.

The move for Webb further outlines that the club“s search for new players is taking place across the UK. The right-arm seamer, who models himself on Graham Onions, has progressed through the various age groups at Wiltshire and made his debut for the first team last summer.

Commenting on the signing, Kent“s Academy director, Phil Relf, said: “Dominic came in for a trial before Christmas and did well. We are delighted to bring him here. Signing him shows that we are actively looking to improve our scouting and recruitment process, right across the UK. Simon Willis played a major part in getting Dominic to join Kent and we have high hopes for him if he continues to develop with the guidance and expertise that we are able to offer.”

Alan Crouch, head of performance at Wiltshire cricket club, added: “We are delighted that Dominic is getting the opportunity to join Kent as we know that they will help him further develop. He has aspirations of becoming a first class cricketer and he is in good hands at Kent. He is a wiry seamer who shapes the ball away at good pace. He bowls a good, wicket-taking length and encourages batsman to play forward. We are all hopeful that he will do very well at Kent.”